Danes Fall Just Short in First Match of Season
September 2, 2012Fountain Valley School
It was a hot day in Pueblo for the first match of the varsity boys tennis season. The temperature was 98 degrees with clear skies, but there was a slight breeze to help out some. FVS was up 3-2 with two matches in their third set, but the FVS players could not come up with a victory in either one of them.
The winning teams were the No. 2, 3 and 4 doubles teams. At No. 2 doubles, William Chu ’13 and William Reagan ’15 improved their play as the match progressed, winning by a score of 6-3, 6-1. The No. 3 doubles team of Sam Werthan ’13 and Grant Long ’13 took control of their match from the beginning and maintained that control to the end to post a 6-1, 6-0 victory. The No. 4 team of Jason Swain ’14 and James Gu ’14 won by default since the Pueblo South team was short two players.
At No. 1 singles, Doug Adams ’14 found out how tough that position can be. After finding it difficult to win a game at the beginning of the first set, he came back to win two games toward the end of the set and even held a 3-2 lead in the second set before his opponent found a way to close out the match 2-6, 3-6.
Kyohei Takiya ’15, playing No. 2 singles, had a very consistent opponent who sustained his dominance for the entire match. Takiya could only manage a 1-6, 1-6 score. At No. 3 singles, Connor Adams looked to have an easy match after winning the first set 6-1. His opponent began finding ways to get to almost any ball Adams hit and dink it to an awkward position for Adams to hit. The Pueblo South player frustrated his way to victory winning the last two sets 2-6, 1-6.
The No. 1 doubles team of Fermin Serrano ’15 and Zack Salama ’15 was very close most of the time. The Dane players bounced back after losing the first set with a second set victory but could not maintain their momentum falling 4-6, 6-3, 1-6.
The next match is also in Pueblo. The Danes will resume their usually intense competition with Pueblo Central at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30.